iExplore Paris Interlude

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  • Privately Guided
  • Starting Price: $2,857
  • Length: 4 days
  • Operator: iExplore Exclusive
  • 1-800-267-33479am - 5:30pm Eastern
    Destinations: Europe, France
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Tour Description

Welcome to Paris! Known as the City of Light, Paris is considered by many people the world's most beautiful city. Its monuments and treasures are better preserved than those of any other European empire. Come and explore with a privately guided tour of the city to enjoy the charms and elegance of the city of romance. You can experience the legendary Parisian Cabaret, the Moulin Rouge, which has dazzled patrons since 1889. Visit one of the largest castles in the world on a private, cultural excursion to Versailles and stop at the Louvre, to marvel at one of the most important art collections in the western world. Admire the most exquisite architecture and historical monuments on a dinner cruise along the Seine River as Paris gains a special place in your heart.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paris

Upon arrival at the Paris airport you will be met in the arrivals hall by your driver and privately transferred to your hotel, where you will be welcomed to France by local agent and assisted with check-in procedures.

Our local France Representative is there to ensure your vacation operates smoothly and to your absolute satisfaction. He/she is on the end of the phone for you should you have any queries and is there to assist you.

This afternoon you will be met by your English speaking driver and guide for a half day (3 hours) sightseeing tour of Paris. Visit the Marais, one of Paris’s most historic districts. This area houses many former residences of aristocratic families, which have been restored and are now museums. You will see the Place des Vosges, lined with pink brick and covered arcades. Continue on to the Ile de la Cité, where you will visit the Sainte Chapelle, a pearl of Gothic architecture.

OPTIONAL VISIT: Moulin Rouge

This evening visit the renowned Moulin Rouge, the spiritual home of many generations of artists and writers. Enjoy dinner in the sumptuous surroundings and then experience the famous cabaret which Toulouse-Lautrec immortalized in paint. Your English speaking driver will then transfer you back to your hotel.

Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel, Paris Trocadéro - This charming and beautiful hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Paris. Located near many famous attractions, the Radisson Blu provides easy access such to the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Enjoy the enchanting Parisian flair while strolling through the shopping streets with its most exclusive and renowned boutiques. All 45 rooms have been individually designed by Frédéric Méchiche, a well-known French designer, and reflect the romance and elegance of Paris in the 18th century. The traditional ambiance has been successfully harmonized with modern comforts: flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi internet and coffee machines. Visit the oldest Champagne Bar in Paris at the Radisson Blu, the Le Dokhan’s Bar, and choose between 60 prestigious champagnes. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a breath-taking view of the Eiffel Tower whilst enjoying breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel, Deluxe Room

Day 2: Versailles

Today, meet your private vehicle and English speaking guide for a half day tour of Versailles. You will drive out to admire the huge palace of the great Sun King Louis XIV, visiting the State Apartments and decorative gardens. Admire the famous “Hall of Mirrors,” once the center of the French court, and later the scene of signing of the peace treaty, ending the First World War. You will be transferred back to Paris by your private vehicle where the rest of your day is at leisure.

Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel, Deluxe Room (B)

Day 3: Paris

This morning visit the world-famous Louvre Museum with your guide and private vehicle. The Louvre is housed in a magnificent building, which was originally built for use as a royal palace for King Francis I. The main entrance is now covered by a large glass, steel rod and cable pyramid designed by the American architect I. M. Pei. It is home to one of the most important art collections in the Western world, spanning the period from remotest antiquity through about 1850.

OPTIONAL VISIT: River Seine Dinner Cruise

Explore the sights of Paris in a completely new light whilst traveling along the River Seine. The boat cruise offers a three-course dinner and live musical entertainment and lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Radisson Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel, Deluxe Room (B)

Day 4: Paris

Today you will be privately transferred to the Paris airport or train station. Bon voyage!

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Departures

Depart any day except May 20-24, 2013, June 17-23, 2013 and December 30-31, 2013! Contact an iExplore Adventure Consultant for details.

Pricing Information

2013 Prices Per Person
High Season Low Season
One person traveling alone $6,382 $5,258
Two ppl sharing one double room $3,428 $2,857

High Season: May 1 – October 31, 2013

Low Season: February 1- April 30, 2013, November 1-December 31, 2013

Inclusions

  • Continental breakfast
  • Accommodation at Blu Le Dokhan's Hotel, Paris in a Deluxe Room
  • Private transport by Peugeot 607 or similar. Please note that the vehicle provided allows for two pieces of luggage per person. For additional luggage, larger vehicles can be provided for a supplementary cost.
  • Basic English-speaking driver for stated transfers
  • Expert local English-speaking guides for stated sightseeing
  • Entrance fees to all sights and museums
  • The services of a Representative including hotel meeting upon arrival in Paris, telephone monitoring at each hotel and reconfirmation of arrangements with all service providers.
  • Welcome pack
  • All taxes
  • 24 hour emergency contact service

Exclusions

  • All air travel and associated costs
  • All meals except breakfast unless stated otherwise in the itinerary
  • Visit and entrance fee to the Moulin Rouge, Paris
  • Tickets for River Seine Dinner Cruise
  • Porterage
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, telephone calls, laundry, personal insurance)
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the “Inclusions” list above.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

Options and Extras

Option for the evening of day 1: The legendary Parisian Cabaret- Moulin Rouge! Ask an iExplore Adventure Consultant for more information.

Option for the evening of day 3: Why not add on a dinner cruise on the Seine River? It is a most pleasant way to discover the city as the sights unfold on either bank of the river while enjoying a delicious dinner! An iExplore Adventure Consultant can give you the details.

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